Last week we looked at the source of obedience or disobedience to the Lord. To a very great extent, our actions reflect what we believe. The more we truly believe the Good News of Jesus Christ, the more we will obey God—and vice-versa.
Sin problems, then, are ultimately faith problems. We may not admit it, but sinful actions in Christians reflect our lack of faith in God. So if unbelief is the underlying problem, what does it take to have more faith?
A couple of things. One is prayer; if we ask God for deeper faith, he will honor that request (Mt. 7:7). The other is the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). If we submit ourselves to the Word in humility and prayer, our minds will change. And once our minds truly change, our lives will show it.
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